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Leader in the development and publishing of games, Gameloft® has established itself as one of the top innovators in its field since 2000. Gameloft creates games for all digital platforms, two of which are featured in the “Top 10 iOS Games by All-Time Worldwide Downloads” from App Annie. Gameloft operates its own established franchises such as Asphalt®, Dragon Mania Legends, Modern Combat and Dungeon Hunter and also partners with major rights holders including Disney®, LEGO®, Universal, Illumination Entertainment, Hasbro®, Fox Digital Entertainment, Mattel®, Lamborghini® and Ferrari®. Gameloft distributes its games in over 100 countries and employs 3,600 people worldwide. Every month, 70 million unique users can be reached by advertisers in Gameloft games with Gameloft for brands, a leading B2B offering dedicated to brands and agencies. Gameloft is a Vivendi company.

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Job Description

Gameloft Montreal is seeking a new Lead 3D Character Artist to join the team working on DISNEY DREAMLIGHT VALLEY, a brand-new cross-platform hybrid life-sim/adventure game already in early access! Rich with quests, exploration, and engaging activities featuring iconic Disney and Pixar friends, Disney Dreamlight Valley is a 100%-original Gameloft Montreal production, designed by a passionate team just waiting for you to join them! To learn more about the game: Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUl5sWbOinY Official website: https://disneydreamlightvalley.com/

Role Description

  • Providing strong leadership and thoughtful direction to a team of 3D Character Artists.

  • Creating (Sculpt, Model, UV, texture, and create materials) high-quality stylized characters and creatures.

  • Delivering excellent translations of 2D concepts into 3D characters while considering game design constraints and respecting a strong artistic direction

  • Working closely with the Art Director to ensure the visual target is always exceeded and stylistically consistent

  • Providing creative and technical direction to character artists, and being an active motivator in team discussions, critiques, and reviews

  • Actively participating in technical and aesthetic problem-solving discussions for the entire project

  • Coordinating with tools and technology teams to develop necessary solutions to create the best characters possible

  • Reviewing assets to make certain that they satisfy their intended design and are ready for rigging and animation

  • Collaborating with other disciplines such as Design, Concept Art, Animation, Tech Art, and VFX to ensure that characters are fully realized

  • Verifying the quality of assets in the game, and making improvements where necessary to fit technical constraints, performance targets, and artistic direction

  • Supervising bug distribution and verifying bug fixes

  • Creating and maintaining a transparent and reliable schedule that is well-coordinated with production

  • Ensuring the timely completion of assets that meet style requirements and desired quality standards

  • Mentoring 3D Character Artists by providing creative and technical training, guidance, and feedback

  • Documenting and communicating workflow and best practices to support consistency across the Character Art Team

Qualifications

Required Qualifications and Skills

  • High-quality portfolio of gamedev-relevant 3D Character Art, preferably with an emphasis on stylization.

  • Able to interpret and follow concepts and reference material to create clean, detailed, and accurate 3D Character models.

  • An excellent understanding of game mechanics related to characters, objects, and environments.

  • Understanding of technical constraints for cross-platform production.

  • Experience integrating 3D assets into industry-leading game engines such as Unity or Unreal. (Unity experience is a desired plus.)

  • Experience with Marmoset Toolbag and 3D-Coat.

  • High proficiency in modeling programs such as 3ds Max, Maya, Blender, ZBrush, and texture/material authoring tools such as Photoshop and Substance 3D.

  • Excellent high and low poly modeling skills, as well as demonstrable skill with texture and shaders creation within a PBR pipeline Attention to detail for both aesthetic and technical quality.

  • Deep knowledge of human and animal anatomy.

  • Mastery of form, shape, structure, and silhouette in regard to modeling.

  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to effectively coordinate with every department of a game development team.

  • Excellent problem-solving and decision-making skills, with a focus on achieving results and driving projects forward.

  • Know when to delegate or do it yourself using your production knowledge.

  • Strong organizational, supervisory, and mentoring skills.

  • Commitment to the project and a desire to find the best possible way of inspiring others.

  • Effective time management skills and ability to meet deadlines.

  • Educated on the latest trends, coupled with a strong perspective on how they relate to our current and future projects

Additional Information

Why Join the World of Gameloft?

  • Because you want to be part of an exceptional experience within a company that is constantly growing!

  • Because you want to work with talented people who are industry pioneers!

  • Because you want to join a global company and meet great people around the world from all walks of life.

  • Or, just because you’re looking for a great place to work!

What We Offer

  • Flexible schedule

  • Friday afternoon off all year round!

  • 3 weeks’ vacation and mobile days off, available as of your start date

  • Time off between Christmas and New Year’s Day to help you start the year off on the right foot

  • Group RRSP program with employer contributions

  • Great group insurance program

  • Free 24/7 access to a virtual medical clinic

  • The Employee and Family Assistance Program

  • Partial reimbursement of your commuting costs (for public transit and/or parking)

  • Support for new employees relocating from countries or regions outside Quebec

  • Referral program with bonuses

  • Regular activities and prizes courtesy of our Social Committee

And at the studio itself:

  • Secure bike storage room and a subsidy to encourage active transportation (during the summer)

  • Daily snacks (fruit, coffee, etc.)

  • Wednesday happy hours

  • A game room

  • A rooftop terrace

  • Studio located near Jarry Park and the charming Mile-Ex and Little Italy neighbourhoods

  • Fitness classes at the studio itself or at Jarry Park (e.g., yoga)

We want to get to know you!

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